There are a few imperatives that drove ALC to develop a long-term strategic plan.
Firstly, there is a broadly held view among Anindilyakwa leaders that the local Anindilyakwa royalty fed ‘economy’ generated by mining activity will not and should not last forever. While leaders recognise their societal dependence upon royalty income and welfare payments, they want to see a future for their children without both.
Secondly, significant influences and events that have profoundly impacted (most negatively) upon Anindilyakwa people since European settlement have been externally driven and mostly without consent. The community have expressed that they wish to determine what their future will be like and to lay the foundations for that now.
The purpose of the ALC 15-year Strategic Plan (2012 – 2027) is to allow the Anindilyakwa people to take the future into their own hands. It is a culmination of the thoughts, vision and articulation of the Anindlyakwa people.
Visit our Publications page to view ALC’s 15 Year Strategic Plan.